Every year Ad Age asks young creatives from around the world to design the cover of its issue that gets distributed at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The designers of the winning cover, left, win a trip to the annual ad fest, where we at Ad Age toast them at a cocktail party at the Majestic Barriere Hotel.
To all those who entered: Thank you. And don't give up hope. This year's winners, Katrina Encanto and EJ Galang, were entering for the third year in a row -- you never know when it's going to be your time.
This year we had more than 300 entries from around the world. And while we had to pick a winner, we also wanted to nod to our runners up. Here, check out the 12 finalists, scattered across the globe, from Auckland to Amsterdam, Johannesburg to Toronto, Prague to Miami, Hong Kong to Brooklyn, and beyond.
Let us know which one is your favorite by voting on Adage.com.